Occupation information for Parts Salespersons California


Sell spare and replacement parts and equipment in repair shop or parts store.

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Currently Employed: 26,700

Projected Annual Job Openings: 3,290

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.08 - $21.93

Typical Annual Salary: $29,290 - $45,610

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Typical education needed for entry: No formal educational credential

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: No work experience

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: 1 to 12 months on-the-job training

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typical job duties
  • Receive and fill telephone orders for parts.
  • Fill customer orders from stock, and place orders when requested items are out of stock.
  • Read catalogs, microfiche viewers, or computer displays to determine replacement part stock numbers and prices.
  • Receive payment or obtain credit authorization.
  • Prepare sales slips or sales contracts.
  • Determine replacement parts required, according to inspections of old parts, customer requests, or customers' descriptions of malfunctions.
  • Assist customers, such as responding to customer complaints and updating them about back-ordered parts.
  • Locate and label parts, and maintain inventory of stock.
  • Mark and store parts in stockrooms, according to prearranged systems.
  • Pick up and deliver parts.
tools & technology
  • Cash registers
  • Digital cameras
  • Forklifts
  • Laser printers
  • Microfiche or microfilm viewers

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